Fiber-based recyclable food tray stands out at FEFCO Technical Seminar 2019

Fiber-based recyclable food tray stands out at FEFCO Technical Seminar 2019

December 3, 2019
Press Release: Jospak Oy

This new package from Jospak Oy and Metsä Board combines the best functionalities of corrugated board and plastics and is recyclable according to local recycling schemes

A Finnish start-up company, Jospak Oy, and Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group (both exhibitors at Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2020, taking place in Cologne 16-17 June), have recently presented a new, sustainable fiber-based food tray at the FEFCO Technical Seminar 2019 in Geneva. The new innovation can reduce the use of plastic by up to 85%, compared to traditional plastic food trays.

The fiber-based food tray, developed by Jospak, uses an innovative design that combines a removable plastic film on the tray making it suitable for hermetically sealed packaging. In addition, the corrugated tray is compatible with existing packing processes and logistics in the food industry. After use, the consumer can easily remove the plastic film and recycle the board and plastic materials into dedicated recycling streams. The microflute used in the tray was supplied by UK-based DS Smith Sheetfeeding, a specialist in producing microflute corrugated materials, with wide range of material finishes, barriers and colors for direct offset printing and foiling.

The package is safe for direct food contact and is suitable for different kinds of fresh and processed foods. Metsä Board’s lightweight white kraftliner is used in the package and provides a high-quality printing surface that enables premium brand messaging. The white kraftliner is also made from renewable premium fresh fiber sourced from carefully managed northern forests, enhancing the sustainability of the package.

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2020 will take place at Cologne Messe, Germany, on Tuesday 16 June and Wednesday 17 June. To register for this highly focused, solutions-driven event, please click here. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please email

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